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Christmas Bells

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Clara Belle Baker, 1921) Christmas bells, Christmas bells ring out clear!Each one tells Christmas time is here. See also Subject: Christmas / bells Harmony: rounds (see below) / Orff arrangements / chords I, IV, V Melody: ...

Down to the Baker’s Shop

Lyrics (American folk song) Down to the baker’s shop, hop hop hop!For my mother said, “Buy a loaf of bread,”Down to the baker’s shop, hop hop hop! See also Subjects: baking / family Activities: movement Form: ABA Harmony: Orff arrangements ...

Glad Christmas is Coming

Lyrics (Folk tune, Lyrics by Clara Belle Baker, 1921) Glad Christmas is coming,Glad Christmas is near,Old Santa makes readyHis sleigh and reindeer. And we will whisper many secrets,But you must not hear! Glad Christmas is coming,Glad Christmas is near,Old Santa ...

Witch Witch

Lyrics (Folk song) Witch, witch* fell in a ditch,Picked up a penny and thought she was rich.“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”Shouting: “No, you old witch!” *Or “which witch” Game ...

That’s a Mighty Pretty Motion

Lyrics That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,Rise sugar rise. That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di ...

Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n

Lyrics – German (German folk song) Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n,aber die Musici, aber die Musici,aber die Musici bleiben besteh’n. English Translation – Heaven and earth must pass Heaven and earth must pass,but the music, but the music,but the music ...

My Dame Hath a Lame Tame Crane

Lyrics (English folk song) My dame hath a lame tame crane,My dame hath a crane that is lame,Pray gentle Jane, let my dame’s lame tame craneFeed and come home again. Motions “Dame” = Curtsy (or, if sitting, put both hands ...

Le forgeron

Lyrics – French (Canadian folk song) Le forgeron rebat le fer,Il bat lefer, il bat le fer. English Translation – The blacksmith The blacksmith rebuilds the iron,He beats iron, he beats iron. See also Country / Language: Canada / French ...

Black Socks

Lyrics Black socks, they never get dirty.The longer you wear them, the stronger they get.Sometimes I think I should wash them,But something inside me says, “No no not yet.”Not yet, not yet, not yet, not yet See also Subjects: silly ...

Bigi kaiman

Lyrics – Sranan Tongo (Folk song from Suriname) Bigi kaiman, kaiman, kaiman,Bigi kaiman djomp’a liba bari tjoewe-tjoewe. (repeat) A bari tjoewe-tjoewe. A bari tjoewe-tjoewe.Bigi kaiman djomp’a liba bari tjoewe-tjoewe. (repeat) Translation – Big Caiman* Big caiman, caiman, caiman,Big caiman jumped ...
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